June 23, 2009, an unincorporated area in Northeastern Pinal County became known as San Tan Valley, Arizona’s newest community. It is also Pinal County’s largest community in terms of overall population. San Tan Valley comprises a large area south of the incorporated area (meaning inside the town limits) of Queen Creek, Arizona.
Is San Tan Valley an incorporated town or city?
No, we are not. San Tan Valley simply refers to the name of a particular geographical area in Northeastern Pinal County.
San Tan Valley Area Map
Pinal County Details
Pinal County Tourist Map
Pinal County 2010 Resident Result Survey
How was San Tan Valley chosen to be our new name?
A public vote was taken online and by paper ballot from Friday, June 19, 2009 until Monday, June 22, 2009. A committee of people gathered to count ballots and witness the ballots being counted and the name was announced on Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
The name “San Tan Valley” garnered 18 percent of the vote, beating 23 other names that had been recommended for the ballot. The Greater San Tan Area Coalition organized the voting and established the website. The Coalition also sponsored a public meeting on Monday, June 22 at the Circle Cross Ranch K-8 School to discuss the name and vote. You can learn more about the Greater San Tan Area Coalition at their website: www.ourgstac.com.
Average Age: 34 years
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 34.56%
Property Tax Rate: $3.9999 per $100 assessed valuation based on 10% of full cash value of residential property
Transaction Privilege And Use Tax: 7.7%
Average Temperature (High/Low)
January 67˚F / 34˚F
April 86˚F / 48˚F
July 107˚F / 74˚F
October 90˚F / 53˚F
Sky Harbor International Airport is located 40 miles northwest of San Tan Valley and is served by 21 airlines.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located 11 miles northwest of San Tan Valley and is served by Allegiant Air. http://www.phxmesagateway.org/